Wall of Limbs

Wall of Limbs

Creature — Wall

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Wall of Limbs.

{5}{B}{B}, Sacrifice Wall of Limbs: Target player loses X life, where X is Wall of Limbs's power.

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Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Wall of Limbs Discussion

GeneralGarfunkel on Karlov, The HITMAN

2 weeks ago

You could definitely add some pay offs for your life gain triggers like Dawn of Hope, Well of Lost Dreams, Cliffhaven Vampire, and Boon Reflection.

There are also tons of other cards that get counters when you gain life such as, Sunbond, Light of Promise, Ajani's Pridemate, Wall of Limbs, and Bloodthirsty Aerialist which can all become problems very quickly since its per trigger of life gain.

You could also look into more spells that trigger at the end of turn if you gained a certain amount of life. Resplendent Angel, Regna, the Redeemer, Regal Bloodlord, Angelic Accord, the new Witch of the Moors, and Griffin Aerie.

And then adding more consistent forms of life gain will let you get more triggers therefore making you a bigger threat. Drana's Emissary, Shattered Angel, Soulmender, Nyx-Fleece Ram, Ajani's Mantra, Ajani Goldmane, and Palace Siege.

Finally, I've seen enough people win with Felidar Sovereign not to recommend it to any life gain deck.

Kogarashi on Which combat damage happens first, …

6 months ago

However, if Player Two realizes they're going to die (due to damage being simultaneous), and they have the mana open, they could pre-emptively take out Player One by sacrificing the Wall of Limbs to its own ability.

You didn't say, but I'm assuming in your hypothetical that Player One has enough unblocked damage to kill Player Two.

Yesterday on Which combat damage happens first, …

6 months ago

Damage is simultaneous. Player one wins.

Both the Wall of Limbs and the player are dealt damage at the same time. State based actions are checked, and player two and Wall of Limbs die. The triggered ability from the Dying Wish (that would kill player one, if it were to resolve) never gets a chance to resolve, because the player that controls the ability loses the game before that point.

Nsuper on Which combat damage happens first, …

6 months ago

I am usually good with rules, but this one is stumping me. So in the 2-player game, side one has

2 Lord of the Accursed, 1 Death Baron, 1 Reassembling Skeleton, and 1 standard 2/2 zombie token

and they want to attack all out on side two, which has

2 Basilica Screecher, and 1 Wall of Limbs with 9 +1/+1 counters and the enchantment Dying Wish.

The problem comes with what order the damage is dealt. If creature damage is dealt first, then Dying Wish would kill player one by the deathtouch given by Death Baron. Yet if player damage is dealt first, then player one would win. If both damage are simultaneous, then each player would lose; if this is the case, who would win?

TheVectornaut on

1 year ago

By using your own spells to kill off a Gray Merchant of Asphodel just to reanimate him, you'll be giving up a ton of card advantage and losing tempo. If you're really interested in abusing the Merchant's ability by getting it to trigger multiple times, I'd consider running blue for bounce effects like Unsummon , or better yet, white for flicker like Cloudshift . You could also set up a Panharmonicon to double the trigger automatically. However, there really isn't any need to do so. The better option is to just invest in the mono-black devotion plan enough that Gray Merchant will kill in one hit. I recommend looking up black devotion lists to get an idea of cards to add. I've had a lot of fun with a devotion zoo deck using 1 drops like Gravecrawler , Gutterbones , and Bloodsoaked Champion with Midnight Oil and Phyrexian Arena to refill. In general, you just want to include the most black mana symbols for the lowest cost (while also bearing card power level in mind). Vampire Nighthawk and Despoiler of Souls are two cards you already have that fit the bill. Some other favorites are Gatekeeper of Malakir , Phyrexian Obliterator , Gifted Aetherborn , Dread Shade , and Geralf's Messenger . These decks can be a little pricey, especially if you include a set of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . If you're looking for a more gradual form of life drain, Orzhov lists are a popular way to do so. They run cards more in the vein of Obzedat, Ghost Council , Wall of Limbs , and Kambal, Consul of Allocation . They might also take advantage of lifegain with Ajani's Pridemate , Felidar Sovereign , or the Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood combo. One of the reasons these decks are so popular is that they can easily be built on a budget. As a final note, I'd like to point out that you're currently lacking the mana needed for the curve you have. I'd want at least 20 lands here and maybe as many as 25 to avoid constant mana screw. Good luck with your build!

goldlion on Breaking Carnival of Souls

1 year ago

I like the shadow born apostle idea. Seeing as how there’ll be an Essence Warden out for all the life triggers, a Wall of Limbs could be added as well. It’s worked great in the current Ghave version and in conjunction with Jared, it becomes far better than its current ability, but at least there's a backup ability if Jared's not on the field.

Going off the Krav and Wall of Limbs idea: I’ve got a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck where I use giant kresh to kill people with Dying Wish and Jarad effects. However, I have another where I turn him into many small creatures (for Impact Tremors effects) which I then sac back into big creatures ( Carrion Feeder or Skullmulcher for Blood Artist effects) something that could be an interesting direction with Carnival and the creature etb triggers for into Exsanguinate or swampy tricks.

Korozda Guildmage is an example, but there's a handful of others I've found, though Carrion , Ghoulcaller Gisa and Fungal Sprouting would be the added choices for a Golgari deck.

Here's the deck for ideas/conversation's sake - you all will be the first to see it. It wasn't ready to go public cause I'm editing up the flavour story still and need to balance it a bit more for consistency... It's got a side mill strategy but mainly kills through ''growth and decay'' (hence the name). I think it could inform a strong take on a Carnival version, related to the style seshiro_of_the_orochi is hinting at. I'd add carnival to it actually, if I didn't have to remove much of the synergy the deck needs for the Essence Warden and other life gain effects.


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goldlion on Lord of Leeches [Unique Ghave Build]

1 year ago

You’re right. While I can probably create some giant creatures fast for 1 hit kills, attacking wont be a regular occurrence with this deck.

It’s funny cause I had put Serene Steward in the binder pages for this deck as I was accumulating and organizing cards for it, but she didn’t make the cut cause she cost mana to produce those counters where others got counter triggers passively. The ghave tricks are mana intensive. What I didn’t consider until now is how useful her ability might be because you can direct where those counters go! This could be great for adding more to cards like Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Wall of Limbs . I was also considering of adding Cruel Sadist for creature removal, and this could sunergize there as well. Good thought! I’m going to explore that more.

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